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gnaw center, who has been at the protests site all day. we have mark brenner, director of labor notes. vinnie, what do you make of what went on today? >> melissa, thanks for having me on. it is absolutely historic. you're talking about the state with the 52-week highest percentage of union members in the country. the birthplace of the uaw. for what has been long considered a union strong hold, giving workers the freedom to choose. freedom to choose whether or not to pay a union and still keep their jobs. this will have national ramification. this is very historic day both for michigan at country. melissa: mark, is there aniable positive way to spin this for the union side? >> of course not. this is union-busting move by lame duck legislature. this is puppet marching to the beat of puppet tease, dick devs of amway who want to hurt unions. melissa: did they succeed? is there a way to battle back. >> of course we have ability to organize on the job. that is what we'll hear doing. i love vinnie talking about freedom, freedom of association which is violated every half hour when someone is
brenner and brought him back to our line, as everyone else continued to fight. it's difficult for me to sit here alone because there are so many great people that are the reason why i'm here. i didn't look out for myself. they looked out for me. and two great men lost their lives that night. >> gretchen: what was it like for you to know that you had been bestowed this amazing honor that no living person has achieved since the vietnam war? >> it kind of hurt me at first. i read the stories about medal of honor recipients and they're heros, they're men that history books have been written about. two of my buddies gave everything for this country, and yet people want to pat me on the back and congratulate me. it was a very difficult step to take. this is a heavy responsibility to represent the best, the strongest, the brightest, the most courageous. and they have to look at my face. >> steve: you are a hero. you didn't want to write this book, you said. why? >> i put in a whole bunch of personal information, making it a very public forum and talking about some of the things that i've no
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